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Comment Re:Roll it, lite it, pass it around! (Score 1) 16

Heheheh, I so would if I could my man, things been dry around here for me; when it comes to two things. LOL. Greens, and Pinks. :P As far as the harmful effects, all I was pondering was when most people smoke, they smoke, they don't vaporize, or eat it. And smoke isn't the best thing to be pumping into your lungs. Then again niether is the air in most parts of the world, so... But trust, if I could, I would be doing just that right now; kick back, smoke a phat azz joint, an prolly watch the new sanctuary. LOL. Like the quote, btw!

Comment Roll it, lite it, pass it around! (Score 1) 16

uhhh, 900 number? Looks like Northern NJ, though I do for some reason remember three digit exchanges (when you didn't have to dial the area code) that was 973 that were like, dating/prono/pay-per-pscyhic/call-a-doc lines. So what are the costs? And I dunno, couldn't this be some sort of sting-like op? Also, in addendum, if he wants proof he should just look at the things that 5-7 states have done when it comes to the attempt to at least de-criminalize if not outright legalize. Maybe even more. Would be great if they would just bust it out an get it done with, lived in Portland, OR for a while, was a card carrying member, had my growers card and my own card saying it was for my medical issues (and my guy who grew/found for me was in tight, finally created something that allowed me to focus without the need for the toxic stuff i been feeding my brain upon since i was 4 or so, back in the early brain-race daze. Blargh. Now in another state that has voted on the issue, and I believe at least upon a first offense (after at the discretion of the officer) you can be let go with a warning, without it going on record. There are way too many people sitting rotting in prisons for possesion/growing/intent to distribute something that yeah, can be harmful for you, but come on, compare that all with alchahol *says this while taking a shot of HUNTERBLOOD! WooT JaGEr! Uhh, on the other hand, yeah, can sometimes make you a little stupid, Homer-Simpson like and what not. But peaceful in general, and being the reciever of the Piece of Pie, maybe he should lead that path for us. Sorry if that was way to rantulating, just got me goin. Been a rough one. :P

Comment Squatters, or Followers of the Subgenius? (Score 1) 121

Squatter, or just extreme slacker?

When I first reached out to google for the definition of squatter, I got a bit confused as to where the illegality lay[gr.?]. The definition of squatter hereseems to express two types, those with legal, and illegal. When I switched the search to cybersquatter, I then understood more about where the laws start, (though seems a amendment may be needed) here in the United States, Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act passed in 1999, an amendment to the Trademark Act 1946 also known as the Lanham Act.

Where am I going with this? How does one determine good faith? How do you differentiate between a person who might struggle to get it up (specially if a deadline looms overhead, further if that deadline is tightened) and one who is squatting maliciously, awaiting a time when they can resell the slot to someone else who has developed the application, put in the sweat, time, thought, tears, hours, etc...
To end with a wee bit of entertainment amidst all this legal jumbo-gumbo, figured I might throw a little head-nod to J.R. Bob "Dobbs" (not MS's failed project). Slacking is an artform, a religion, one that many take quite seriously. So much so they used it in the naming of a Linux distro. Slacker? Or Ill-memes willful disconsolation?

Comment Antitrust (I'll take mine without sesame seeds) (Score 1) 1

Popping in on this entry, think it's of import, though would like to see more links backing it up. Mostly it is something that is on my mind often, the thought that when one tracks down who owns who owns who in most markets you wind up with a few. Though I suppose it's been this way for aeons. *shrugs*

Submission + - Hacker refused extradition appeal (bbc.co.uk) 1

Globally Mobile writes: According to the BBC, Computer hacker Gary McKinnon has been refused permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court against his extradition to the US.

The High Court ruled the case was not of "general public importance" to go to the UK's highest court.

Glasgow-born Mr McKinnon, 43, of Wood Green, London, is accused of breaking into the US's military computer system.

Mr Mickinnon, who has Asperger's syndrome, insists he was just seeking evidence of UFOs.

In July he lost a High Court bid to avoid extradition.

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Journal Journal: Google Wave (First few hours)

While I haven't been able to focus much in all honesty on the wave, as of yet, I must say, their mascot, Dr. Wave, is quite, well, I swear that face looks quite familiar to me.... here...

Submission + - 50th Anniversary of the Twilight Zone 1

pickens writes: "Fifty years ago on October 2, American television viewers first heard the words "you're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into... the Twilight Zone." Like the time-space warps that anchored so many of the show's plots, Rod Serling's veiled commentary remains as soul-baring today as it did a half-century ago, and the show's popularity endures in multiple facets of American pop culture appearing nearly uninterrupted through television, syndication and DVD releases and under license to air in 30 countries. "The whole idea of 'The Twilight Zone' jumped off the television screen and became a catchphrase, a buzzword for something much beyond the TV show itself," says Robert Thompson, director of the Center for the Study of Popular Television at Syracuse University. "When you say Twilight Zone, it's its own genre." The original show ran just five seasons, 1959 to 1964 with 156 episodes filmed for the original series; Serling wrote 92 of them and other contributors included Richard Matheson and Ray Bradbury. Anniversary observances are planned at Ithaca College in New York, where Serling taught from 1967 until his death in 1975, and which keeps Serling's archives; and at Antioch College in Ohio, where Serling was a student, met his wife, Carol and later taught. "I don't think he would have thought in a million years that Twilight Zone would be having an important 50th birthday or that it would still be on," says Carol Serling, widow of the show's creator. "Through parable and suggestion, he could make points that he couldn't make on straight television because there were too many sacred cows and sponsors and people who said you couldn't do that.""

Comment Re:Someone smack the submitter/editor (Score 1) 238

I consider myself smacked upside the head with a tuberculosis infected bat made from terbium. Though if you enter Google with the simple search define: Tb , you get terabit, terabyte, terbium, and tuberculosis. I should have made the extra effort to triple check myself before I got wrecked. Also, WTF, my spell-check does not have terabit as a word. Time to add yet another term to the dictionary file.

Comment Re:The Man Who Fell to Earth (Score 1) 238

Thanks for putting that out there for folks. I just have a love for Bowie in that film. Had a pretty heavy influence on me as a little kid. Specially all the technologies that he came out with to financially support his ultimate goal. In particular I remember being quite excited by the idea of holographic mini-cubes of music (almost like cubed Nico Nico Nicorri Jelly's)Now something else to add to my never ending list of must re-reads. And as far as Dicks Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep....
I can't dismiss the cinematography in Bladerunner, specially considering the time period that the movie was made, but it really can't hold a candle to the absolute mind-digger that is PKD's work. I think he might be an author who is better off read. I wish they could have included the mood-altering box that to me seemed to be a central device in that story.

Submission + - GE: 1Tb micro Hologram Disc Readable by a Modified 1

Globally Mobile writes: "The Register has this article concerning GE announcement that it has been developing a 1 Terabyte DVD size disk that can be read by a modified Blu-ray player. Peter Lorraine, GE's lab manager, talking at an Emerging Tech conference last week, said that license announcements could be expected soon. He also mentioned the notion of disks having the capacity of 100 Blu-ray disks, implying a 2.5TB or even 5TB capacity, gained by increasing the number of layers used for recording. The discs will be used for high-end commercial niches initially and then migrate to consumer markets in 2012-2015.
Also here is a video of the technology explained.
.Wish we could see this sooner! Reminds me of the technology that Bowies charecter came up with in 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' Thanks to"

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